3D printed bears
Stop motion films such as Wallace and Gromit traditionally take months, if not years, to produce and involve painstakingly reworking models into new positions and reshaping them for each individual movement.
Now 3D printing could make the movie making process faster and less stressful by allowing the models to be quickly printed and altered when needed – as these bears show.
Google tried to design a space elevator
Google’s secretive X R&D lab has spoken about the forward-thinking work its been trying to design and complete.
Included in the work has been plans for a space-elevator and taking a hover-board from fiction to reality.
Source: Fast Company
Glow in the dark roads
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A 500m stretch of road in the Netherlands has become the first part of roadway to be made to glow in the dark. These areas aim to save energy and also make roads safer for users.
The markings charge during the day and then become visible, releasing a green glow, at night for up to eight hours.
Scientists have developed the potential to mass produce artificial blood that has been made in factories.
The blood, which has been made from human stem cells, is set to be tested up until 2017 when it could then be made on an industrial scale to be used in transfusions.
Source: The Telegraph
Google flies higher than Facebook
Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, the drone company that is billed to create solar powered UAVs.
The company was touted to be taken-over by Facebook but Google has managed to pull the rug out from under the social media company’s feet.
Source: Tech Crunch
Image courtesy of Titan Aerospace
Gesture controlled cars
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that future cars could come with gesture controls to open and close their vehicle’s doors. It has also partnered with Virgin Galactic and could be offering people trips to space in the near future.
The concepts team at the car manufacturer have certainly been busy as this follows the announcement last week that it has been looking at the possibility of installing an augmented reality bonnet onto their vehicles so drivers could see the road beneath them.
Source: Jaguar Land Rover